For the first time in the history of ‘American Idol’ a semi-final performance show has been switched due to the illness of one of the contestants. Rather than seeing the girls, tonight, the boys will perform. The girls take the stage Wednesday.
According to the official ‘Idol’ press release, Crystal Bowersox is too sick to perform, thus the switch in the schedule. US Weekly is reporting that Crystal, who is a Type I diabetic, was hospitalized for diabetic complications.
Crystal is one of this year’s better performers, so it makes sense the producers would cater to her. Wonder if it was someone like, say, Lacey Brown, if they would have been as cooperative.
In previous seasons, contestants have had to either perform sick or withdraw. During Season 4, Bo Bice, who finished as runner-up to Carrie Underwood, was suffering from chronic gastric blockage problems and was so sick during finale week the producers weren’t sure he would be able to stand up, let alone sing. But they didn’t cancel that night. Crystal must be really sick.
The boys weren’t expecting to perform, thus, many probably aren’t going to be totally ready. It’s going to be a complete train wreck, I assure you! More later!